Summer Standouts: Day 10 in Las Vegas – NBA.com (blog)

LAS VEGASA look at top performers from Day 10 in Las Vegas:
 

Jarnell Stokes, Portland Trail Blazers

In the first of Day 10’s two semifinal matchups, the Memphis Grizzlies got off to a fast start, jumping ahead to a 19-point first half lead and going into halftime up 45-38. But things flipped in the second half, and Portland closed the gap behind strong play from forward Jarnell Stokes. A native of Memphis who had two stints in the NBA with the Grizzlies, Stokes repeatedly powered his way to the basket and teamed with Portland’s other bruising big Caleb Swanigan (15 points, 11 boards) to carry Portland to the 87-82 win. Stokes finished with a game-high 22 points and 15 rebounds, earning a literal pat on the back from Portland head coach Terry Stotts, who was sitting courtside.

1:14Play Jarnell Stokes steers a second-half comeback for the Blazers. Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies

After winning five straight games at the Las Vegas Summer League, The Grizzlies’ loss to the Blazers ended their summer league experience. After strong performances all week from Wayne Selden, today the Grizz got a nice performance from swingman Dillon Brooks. A second-round pick out of Oregon in the 2017 NBA Draft, Brooks showed off a versatile offensive game, scoring 16 points in 21 minutes as well as adding 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers

The highly anticipated matchup between Ball and Dallas point guard Dennis Smith, Jr., mostly lived up to expectations. As he has shown throughout the Las Vegas Summer League, Ball has a singular ability to link his teammates together, keeping the basketball in motion and always finding the open man. While he has shown terrific touch and completed several long-range passes, he can also exhibit restraint and will

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